In the world of fashion, no category bests swim for dipping your toe in a brand-new trend. Minimal commitment (in our minds, there is rarely an investment swim piece), plus the adventurous nature of summer travel, equals the perfect opportunity to experiment with new looks.
Below, we’ve hand-picked ten on-trend items to peak your beachside curiosity. Slip a new cover-up over your standard black bikini, and with it, express a new style personality. Choose a suit from a fresh perspective if you’re feeling especially splashy.
Tangy tones, from raspberry to peach to lime, tempted in our spring trending series. These hues translate seamlessly to swim.
The Suit: Trina Turk Crystal Cove Bandeau ($160, Everything But Water)
The Cover-Up: Anne Cole Striped Mesh Tunic ($49, Macy’s)
Fast-forward from the mid-century retro trend of years past to the Summer of Love. Fringe, crochet, and embroidery evoke the ‘60s and ‘70s.
The Suit: Crochet Triangle Bikini Top & Skirt ($29 & $36, Venus)
The Cover-Up: Ardere Tunic ($128, Anthropologie)
Looks inspired by so-Cal surf and sand combine form and function – and they’re just plain hot.
The Suit: Cut-Out Tee One-Piece ($230, Urban Outfitters)
The Cover-Up: 6 Shore Road Hooded Mesh Jacket ($115, Urban Outfitters)
Another highlight from our seasonal trend report, sheer fabrics are a comeback story. Light and gauzy, they’re ideal in swim staples.
The Suit: Mesh Inset Two-Piece ($72.50 & $38.50, Victoria’s Secret)
The Cover-Up: Sheer Sequin Tunic ($37, Venus)
Finally, piling prints on prints might not be office appropriate, but this trend is fair game by the pool. Have fun!
The Suit: Trina Turk Venice Beach One-Piece ($134, Nordstrom)
The Cover-Up: Waverly Cocoon Tunic ($118, Anthropologie)
All images via individual retailers.